Migration: The Making of Modern America

Featuring: Mae Ngai, Denny Chin (moderator)

Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series

  • Tuesday, April 2, 2019
    head shot of Mae Ngai
    head shot of Denny Chin

    Event Details:

    For centuries, people from all over the world have made their way to the United States in search of a better life for themselves and their families. How has migration in turn shaped American life and culture? Discover how immigration has transformed the country and why it has become one of the most divisive issues in American politics.

    Mae Ngai is an immigration historian and professor of history at Columbia University. She is the author of Impossible Subjects: Illegal Aliens and the Making of Modern America and writes on immigration matters in the New York Times, Washington Post, and other publications. Denny Chin (moderator) is United States Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit.

    Presented as a part of Migrations: The Making of America, a citywide festival hosted by Carnegie Hall

    Image credit (Ngai): Beowulf Sheehan


    The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024